The 'Kiss You' hitmakers - Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan - are fans of getting inked and while their fans enjoy looking at their quirky designs, their mothers aren't so keen on the idea of their boys going under the needle.
Speaking on UK TV show 'Daybreak', Liam said: "My mum went crazy about the whole tattoo idea."
Zayn added: "Simon [Cowell] hasn't said anything but our mums have been like, 'Maybe you're getting a bit too much'."
Although the group know they will never be able to change their mums minds on tattoos, they do love the support they receive when their family attend their concerts - even if their antics are "embarrassing".
When asked whether they planned to invite their mums up on stage during their show on Mother's Day Louis joked: "Our mums would absolutely poo themselves if we brought them on stage. My mum wouldn't know what to do."
Zayn added: "It's nice it's really nice just to like look out and see your family, however embarrassing they're being, even if they're on the chair dancing like it's just cool."
Liam's mum is so proud that she still can't get her head around her son's fame, as he revealed: "My mum just cries the whole time, my mum literally has not stopped crying for the past two and a half years."
The heartthrobs may have experienced global success with their music, but they also have their sights set further afield.
Louis and Harry both gushed: "I'd love to go into space."